Caleb Plant was taken to the hospital to be checked by doctors, after the knockout he suffered before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Saturday night, November 6.
“Caleb Plant goes to a local hospital in Las Vegas for observation, following the eleventh round knockout against Canelo Alvarez, according to a spokesperson for PBC”, he pointed Mike coppinger from ESPN.
Caleb Plant is headed to a local hospital in Las Vegas for observation following 11th-round TKO loss to Canelo Alvarez, per a PBC spokesperson
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) November 7, 2021
The American suffered the first defeat and the first knockout of his career, after falling to Saúl in the eleventh round.
First it was a left hook that went into the face of Plant, which put him in serious trouble. Then came a right hand that sent him to the canvas.
Although the referee Russell Mora made the count, managed to get up Caleb to seek to survive. However, the Mexican went to hunt him down to end the fight.
With this victory, Saul He established himself as the first universal champion in the history of the super middleweight with all four belts: WBC, WBA, FIB and OMB.
The time Plant was almost knocked out
Already in the fight that Plant was established as champion of the 168-pound division against José “Bolivita” Uzcategui, passed some trouble.
The Venezuelan managed to put him in trouble at some point in the contest, but the American recovered.
Yet the power he showed Canelo Alvarez in this confrontation it was forceful.
This was his fifth fight at 168 pounds, after in December 2018 he challenged Rocky fielding by the belt of the AMB.
“I want it to be a motivation for other Mexicans and for there to be much more,” he said. Canelo Alvarez. “It is an achievement for Mexico, 16 years working, but here we are ”.
“I knew I was going to knock him out, he was a little more than normal and Eddy (Reynoso) he told me, ‘feint, he’s going to fall,’ “added the Mexican boxer. “What we had was going to fall.”
– Oscar Valdez Fierro (@ oscarvaldez56) November 7, 2021